Solomon (affectionately known as Sol) is a senior Rottweiler that has become a favorite among our staff and volunteers, and for a good reason. His story has touched us all and each of us would move mountains for him.
Sol survived the first 5 years of his life chained to a tree. His owner lived without electricity or fresh running water. Solomon had very little to eat and drink, and because of this he began eating dirt, grass, and sticks. This led to malnutrition, and each time he was injured his fur grew back in white spots. These spots are the scars he carries from his rough start in life.
When we received Solomon he was very underweight, but amazingly he was heartworm negative. We got him vetted, vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. After being fed a high quality diet, he is now at a healthy weight. He walks wonderfully on a leash, loves to play with his basketball, and loves belly rubs.
His forever family needs to have prior experience with big dogs, no other dogs, and no young children in the house. He is a big boy, and needs a structurally sound, 6 foot privacy fence (at minimum). The fencing should be fully enclosed so that he cannot go on field trips by himself, and to ensure other animals cannot wander into his space. While Solomon is not outright dog aggressive, he would finish a fight that another dog tries to start.
Because he was kept outside for so long Solomon was used to watching his back, so to speak. Since he can be easily startled, he should be crated at night and when no one is home. As long as his owner is mindful of this, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Due to the lack of food in his early days, Solomon does resource guard from time to time. This is easily remedied by offering him a treat in exchange for the item he is protecting, or diverting his attention elsewhere with a different toy. He just needs to know that he will not go without.
We know his forever family is out there! Join the home team for Solomon!
Approximate date of birth: 2008
Weight: 85 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Neutered and microchipped
Shots: Up to date
Allergies: None known
Special Needs: None
Ok with Cats: Unknown, unlikely
Ok with Kids: Kids over 13 years old with large dog experence
Ok with Dogs: Does not do well with large, male dogs. He may do well with a female dog with a proper introduction, with Stafford SPCA would facilitate.
Likes: Solomon loves to play with a basketball and oversized chew toys. He LOVES to be in your lap and has no idea that he's a big dog :) He's also very much a 'water' dog. He enjoys the baby pool in the backyard and would truly love a swimming pool or a family that goes to the river or enjoys water sports.
Dislikes: Being alone.
Adoption Fee: $99 (up to date on shots, healthy and neutered. Decreased adoption fee due to his senior dog status.)
1) Print adoption application here:
2) Email to email@example.com OR Fax to 866-522-8042.
Please see our website for details on our adoption process, and feel free to email with any questions about the process or about the pet you're interested in.
Home visits required and dog adoptions do require structural fencing. Stafford SPCA does not condone the exclusive use of invisible fencing. We reserve the right to deny placement of puppies and kittens into homes with children under 5 years old.
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